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Oct 4, 2019
Young Guns: Jeff McCann covers for small businesses with Apollo Insurance
Nathan Caddell

The second-youngest in a family with six children had graduated from SFU in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was well on his way to the courthouse. But McCann, a licensed insurance broker, took what he thought would be a temporary job in the field and fell...

Oct 4, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $11.5 million to make a splash on Kalamalka Lake in the Okanagan
Steve Burgess

Address: 8200 Kalavista Drive, Coldstream Price: $11,500,000 Listing: 10183262 The skinny: Six-bedroom, nine-bathroom (plus three powder rooms), 9,585-square-foot house on Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream The bling: So here’s a mansion on the shores of Kalamalka Lake, south of Vernon. It’s big and impressive. Add...

Oct 3, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Green Spark Group puts the spotlight on the environment
Matt O'Grady

If you ask Zena Harris why she launched Green Spark Group—a Vancouver-based consultancy, focused on sustainability in the film and television sector—you won’t hear phrases like “reducing our carbon footprint,” “greening our industry” or “saving the world.” What you will...

Oct 1, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: September 21 to 28
By the Editors

The most expensive property to sell last week was a four-bedroom, five-bathroom single family residence on 1.28 acres in the Central Okanagan, according to data analyzed by Vancouver-based Zolo Realty on behalf of BCBusiness. With more than 5,200 square feet...

Oct 1, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of September 23 to 29
Munro’s Books

Bestselling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Sep 27, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Come one, come all political party leaders
Nathan Caddell

It’s been a big week for B.C. Perhaps coincidentally but almost definitely not, it’s become The Week That Political Party Leaders Stop By. There was People’s Party of Canada boss Maxime Bernier in Surrey, where some applauded him and others protested while he...

Sep 26, 2019
How to name your new property development: Steal nostalgia from what you knocked down
Nathan Caddell

At a time when landmarks are being mowed down for real estate projects, it's become trendy to pay homage to the former. We pulled together a few examples of this marketing spin: Location: 16th and Arbutus, Vancouver Formerly: The Ridge movie theatre...

Sep 25, 2019
British Columbia Battlegrounds: A two-horse race gets heated in Delta
Nathan Caddell

We're not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s a federal election in October. In the coming weeks, BCBusiness will profile the ridings in the province that are most vulnerable, according to 338Canada.com. Today’s edition focuses on Delta. There are some ridings...

Sep 25, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Neighbourhood Holdings CEO Taylor Little
By the Editors

In the years following the housing crash, the mortgage lending industry was left in a state of flux. Distrust was rampant, approvals were slow, terms were tight, and, according to Taylor Little, the industry needed to change. A lawyer by...

Sep 24, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: September 15 to 21
By the Editors

Sales activity started to pick up a in mid-September with properties that had sat over the summer finally selling after the back-to-school rush. The most-expensive sale was a seven-bedroom, six-bathroom home in Vancouver’s Arbutus neighbourhood, according to data analyzed by...

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